Game Summaries

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 29, 2002

Riverside versus Grace King

RESERVE – The Riverside Academy Rebels made it three in a row Friday night with a decisive 42-0 victory over Grace King High School in Reserve. The Rebels held a 29-0 halftime lead.

RA quarterback Scott Poirrier finished the game 4-7 for 198 yards. Poirrier also had 10 rushes for 90 yards int he victory. The Rebels racked up a total of 238 yards rushing. RA’s defense also played a role in the victory. Riverside held King to no first downs in the first half. Trent Malbrough had one catch for 53 yards and a touchdown.

He also picked up a blocked punt and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown in the win and Kris Vicknair caught an 18 yard touchdown pass from Poirrier to give Riverside the 29-0 halftime lead.

West St. John versus Redeemer-Seton

EDGARD – The West St. John Rams picked up their seventh consecutive win with a 30-6 thrashing Friday night of Redeemer-Seton.

WSJ defensive back Josh Lumar got things started when took a 63-yard punt return in for a score to give WSJ a quick 7-3 lead. Second quarter action saw Patrick Jackson run it in from the two to give the Rams an early 18-0 lead.

Defensive back Thomas Augusta then intercepted a Patrick Sims pass and ran it 59 yards for a touchdown to give WSJ a 24-6 lead. Finally, Augusta also caught a three-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Randall Nicholson to put the game away, 30-6.

Hahnville versus South Lafourche

GALLIANO – South Lafourche’s Tarpons were ready and waiting for the visiting Hahnville Tigers Friday night, opening up a world of hurt on the team and cruising to a 51-29 win.

“They just physically whipped us up front,” HHS coach Lou Valdin said, “They just blew us off the line and ran it down our throats.”

South Lafourche, with their 5-3 record, came to the game ready to play. Earlier, they had lost to East St. John, Carver and Thibodaux, and were gunning for the Hahnville squad.

Junior running back Craig Turner scored twice for the Tigers, and the other touchdowns were posted by Pernell Nash and Darius Reynard.

By the end of the first quarter, the game was tied at 21-21 in the hard-fought contest, and only a field goal separated the teams at halftime, with the Tarpons holding a 24-21 lead. However, Hahnville was riding high on a 7-0 record, while South Lafourche was looking at an opportunity for payback for losses in the past two years, “where we spanked them pretty good,” Valdin said.

This year, though, was different.

By the end of the third quarter, South Lafourche was bumping their lead to a hefty 38-21, as HHS was unable to keep up any longer. The Tarpons kept piling on the points, leaving the Tigers fading, until a fourth-quarter score kept pride intact.

As the team unpacked from their trip to Galliano, preparing to head home, Valdin admitted he was curious about what attitude the team will bring to practice on Monday.

Next week is Hahnville’s homecoming game, hosting the Thibodaux High School Tigers, who are coming off a 2-0 loss to Central Lafourche High School.

“We win the next two games, we’re district champions,” Valdin continued. “We’ve got a chance to peak and we will only get better. We’re going to be all right.”